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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: “Every person utters words of faith and trust.”

Where can faith be found?

Neither in heaven nor beyond the sea.

It is very close, “in your mouth and in your heart.”

Both theology and personal experience attest that every person utters words of faith and trust, although he may not be aware of the subconscious thoughts that emerge from his mouth, and he fails to discern what his heart truly believes.

In every ordinary statement of “It will be all right,” there is a true expression of faith.

The comforting words spoken to a crying child, the awareness that somehow it is possible to get through life despite all the obstacles – these and the like are expressions of belief in God.

–Rabbi Adin Steinsatz